Teaching at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Jupiter

Thank you for your interest in teaching at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Jupiter. We are now accepting proposals for the following semesters:

LLS Jupiter classes About the Program: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of mature students by offering non-credit, university-level liberal arts courses for learners of all ages, backgrounds and interests. The program began in 1997 and currently has over 8,000 registered students.

Each year, more than 70 courses are taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers. Course topics include foreign policy, music, art, history, science, literature, philosophy, current events, films and many others, along with concerts and entertainment.

About the Students: Osher Lifelong Learning Jupiter students are individuals of all ages, some married and some single, some working but many retired, from virtually every part of the country. Many are college or post-college graduates.
About the Campus: Classes are held at the Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex, located on FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, FL. The facility includes the 500-seat Tamar and Milton Maltz auditorium, and classrooms which seat 60 – 100 students.

Instructor/Program Suggestions: If you have instructor or program suggestions, please click here to fill out the form.

Offices:   The OLLI Jupiter office is located at:
    5353 Parkside Drive
    Jupiter, FL 33458
    (561) 799 8667 (telephone)
    Open 8:00 am  –  5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Program Options and Details

The FAU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Jupiter seeks applications for multi-week series and one-time program proposals for Summer/Fall 2024.

Summer A 2024: May 1st-June 30th
Summer B: July 1st-August 31st
Fall: September 1st-December 31st
Spring: January 1st-April 30th

Submission Deadline for Summer/Fall 2024:   March 8, 2024
All proposals are reviewed and selected by the OLLI FAU Board of Advisors' Curriculum Committee. 

New instructors must create a user name, password and a profile with contact information and CV. A proposal should include the following:

  • Course Description – A brief description of 150-200 words, suitable for publication in the OLLI Jupiter catalog. The description should accurately reflect the course content, the goals of the course and how those goals will be reached.
  • Detail of Individual Lectures – For multi-week courses, a title and a 20-40 word description of each lecture.
  • Facilities and A/V Requests – Microphone, computer and A/V requirements, tables, chairs, etc.

For Jupiter OLLI, please click here to submit. For a tutorial on how to submit a proposal, please go here.

For Boca/Ft Lauderdale OLLI, please click here to submit.

Class Details
Classes run one hour and 30 minutes with a 10 - 15-minute break and a 15-minute question and answer period at the end of class. Instructors should plan to lecture for about one hour. Most instructors augment their presentations with audio/visual media, including PowerPoint presentations, Web content, CD's and DVDs.

Role of the Faculty

OLLI instructors are passionate and articulate lecturers, capable of instructing and inspiring an audience of adult learners. The instructor must create a course proposal suitable for our catalog and website that accurately and concisely describes the course and then take responsibility for leading that class.

It is important to remember that OLLI Jupiter classes have no tests, grades or homework. Students appreciate handouts and reading lists, where applicable, and most instructors augment their presentations with audio/visual media, including PowerPoint presentations, Web content, CDs and DVDs.

Click here to view tips on making your audio and visual aids more effective for our students.

Instructors are compensated based on the length of the course and/or the number of students who attend a given course. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Jupiter does not compensate for development time or costs. Compensation is as follows:

Series Min. Payment Amt. per Enrollee Min. 50
One-Time Lecture/Performance $300 $5
4-Week $600 $15
6-Week $900 $22.50
8-Week $1,200 $30

Program Incentive Grants

Osher Lifelong Learning at FAU, Jupiter can offer grants of up to $1000 to cover research and travel costs. To pursue a grant:

  • Qualify for a grant by teaching one course for OLLI Jupiter.
  • Apply for a grant by writing one paragraph explaining how you would use the funding.
  • Make a short presentation to the OLLI Jupiter advisory board.

Click here to download our grant application form.

 Last Modified 2/21/24